Athlete of the Month Colin Hayward

CrossFit Teens classes can be challenging and intimidating for many.  It takes a level of dedication and a willingness to want to get better. That’s what Colin did, he showed up consistently, worked on mobility and worked hard in class to get better. He was the overall most improved for the 8 week program and I am proud of him. ~Coach Gino

When and why did you start CrossFit?

I started CrossFit on June 30, 2014. My family spent Memorial Day Weekend in Wilmington, Delaware. We saw a CrossFit gym and watched the people running outside and I saw all the equipment. I asked my parents if I could join a CrossFit gym for the summer. I wanted to get in shape and learn how to exercise correctly. My mom saw that CrossFit Salus had a program for teens so I signed up.

How has your performance changed since you started CrossFit?

My performance has changed because now I know how to do a pull-up correctly. I also learned how to stand when lifting and how to do squats.

Are there exercises you can do now that you couldn’t do before?

I learned how to do a double under, which is an exercise with a jump rope. This exercise works on your legs and your speed.

How has your body physically changed since you started CrossFit?

My body feels stronger since I started CrossFit. I also feel good about myself and how I look.

My body feels stronger since I started CrossFit.

How has CrossFit changed you in other ways?

After going to CrossFit I was able to fall asleep faster. I realized that working out is fun and makes you feel good.

How do you describe CrossFit to your friends?

I tell my friends that CrossFit helped me learn how to lift and do other WOD’s that I had never heard about. CrossFit Salus has an awesome teaching staff that makes class fun and they teach you the right way to lift.

Favorite WOD or lift?

My favorite lift is the Hang-Power Snatch, jerks, and Hang Power Cleans.

What advice would you give to a newbie just joining CrossFit Salus?

The advice that I would give a newbie just joining CrossFit Salus would be that you should have a good breakfast and drink lots of water before class. Have fun and give it your all.


Have fun and give it your all.

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